House Calls

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House Calls
House Calls-Cast.jpg
Premiere December 13, 1979
Finale May 27, 1982
Creator Max Shulman &
Julius J. Epstein
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Alex Winitsky-Arlene Sellers Productions,
Universal Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 57
Origin USA

House Calls is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

British-born Ann Atkinson, as hospital administrator, had three unruly doctors to cope with, and the comedy arose from their interactions. Dr. Charley Michaels became the main problem for her, because of the romantic angle. She always pulled herself up short just before falling hopelessly in love with him. Dr. Solomon was junior to Dr. Michaels and was his pal, and he would counterbalance Dr. Michaels's headstrong ways, almost a double act. But elderly Dr. Weatherby was senior to them all, close to retirement and with a mean streak, which meant that the others were often taking a rise out of the old fellow. The best he could do was to irritate Solomon by constantly getting his name wrong while going his own way.

During the last 13 episodes, after Ann had suddenly returned to England (Redgrave was fired from the show), her replacement was Jane Jeffries, who had a similar love/hate relationship with Dr. Michaels.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
Wayne Rogers Dr. Charley Michaels * * *
Lynn Redgrave Ann Anderson * * *
Sharon Gless Jane Jeffries *
Ray Buktenica Dr. Normon Solomon * * *
David Wayne Dr. Amos Wetherby * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3
Mark L. Taylor Conroad Peckler * *
Deedy Peters Mrs. Phipps * * *
Aneta Corsaut Head Nurse Bradley * * *
Diane Lander Nurse Sally Bowman *
Beth Jacobs Nurse Nancy * *
Suzanne Hunt Nurse Shirley Bryan *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One December 13, 1979 March 14, 1980 13
Season Two November 17, 1980 August 21, 1981 22
Season Three October 14, 1981 May 27, 1982 22


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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